She maybe Canadian but Riza Santos is pure pinay, her parents hailing from Bulacan and Bataan. Both engineers, her parents’ jobs took them to Canada as immigrants. And although she has lived in North America all her life, Riza is raised with Filipino values and has very close family ties. She admits though to breaking the rules and sneaking out to party with the popular kids one night when she was 16. She returned home to find her sister enraged for her parents were still out looking for her. Riza then vowed never to do it again.
Riza began concentrating on charity work and community service. She even joined the military as a medic. She’s also a counselor at a crisis center for pregnant women and has vowed to save her self for the man she loves on her wedding day. Riza even wears a ring on her engagement finger to seal this promise.
Riza, like most of her family, is an achiever. Aside from her military career and vocations, she studied Biology in college. Quite talented, she has also designed some of the gowns she has worn on pageants. Riza dreams of having a singing and acting career someday too.
Riza Raquel Santos is one of the first delegates to arrive in the country for the 2006 Miss Earth Pageant. Riza Raquel Santos, a typical Filipina beauty, is Canada’s bet in this year’s Miss Earth and the first time her feet landed in Manila she became an instant favorite.
Riza is the October 2007 cover girl for FHM Philippines.
Real Name: Riza Raquel Santos
Birthdate: August 30
Sport: Track and Field
Hidden Ambition: To become a doctor
Claim to Fame: Miss Earth - Canada
Achievements: Filipina that represented Canada in the Ms. Earth beauty pageant
Charity: Bantay Bata 163